Video shows a child in pyjamas with a soother in his mouth on a  small off-road motorbike crashing into a lamppost. Photograph: Getty

Gardaí are investigating an incident involving a young child on a mini scrambler bike crashing into a pole in Dublin. A video of the incident, which (...)

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin: The improvement on northside Dublin, allied with more modest improvements south of the Liffey, allows the party look Fine Gael in the eye in the capital. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil will take heart from its performance on local councils around the country, even while it regrets the handling of the party’s campaign in t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  after voting in Scoil Thomais in Castleknock, Dublin. His Fine Gael party is hoping to make gains in the local elections, although party figures do not expect it to overtake Fianna Fáil as the largest party in local government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While much of the attention of the past few weeks has centred on the outcome of the European elections, the local elections are regarded as a more acc(...)

North Dublin local election candidate Keith Connolly told the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis that lack of significant prosecution and the lifestyle of some drug dealers make it attractive for youngsters.

Children are being paid with fast food takeaways to transport drugs for organised crime gangs, the Fianna Fáil ardfheis has been told. Finglas local (...)

Christine and Elaine Furness from Clontarf at Leopardston races. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a change to the going. The going is now soft,” echoed a disembodied voice over the speakers an hour into day one of (...)

Galway man James Connolly was sentenced to a year in jail at Galway Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A 22-year-old man has been jailed for 12 months for causing a head-on collision in which his older brother lost one leg completely and the other limb (...)